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About the Comprehensive Plan

One plan brings together all the voices we heard in two years of asking Denverites all across our city, “What’s your vision for Denver?” Comprehensive Plan 2040 is the 20-year vision for Denver and its people, and reflects the voice of thousands who have shared their hopes, concerns and dreams for the future. City leaders will use its recommendations to guide the decisions that shape our city over the next 20 years.

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 2040: DRAFT

  • Comprehensive Plan 2040 is the 20-year vision for Denver and its people, and reflects the voice of thousands of Denverites who have shared their hopes, concerns and dreams about the city's future.
  • The plan is a concise, high-level set of goals and recommendations. Its key concepts can be found in the four other, more detailed plans in the Denveright family.
  • City leaders will use its recommendations to guide future decisions, plans and policies that shape our city over the next 20 years.

 

 

How did we get here?

Thousands of Denverites have let us know what's important as Denver evolves over the next 20 years. Together, we want:

  1. A city that's equitable, affordable and inclusive.

  2. A Denver made up of strong and authentic neighborhoods...

  3. With well-connected, safe and accessible places that are easy to get to, no matter how we want to travel.

  4. A community that is economically diverse and vibrant...

  5. While being environmentally resilient in the face of climate change.

  6. And we want a healthy and active city with access to the types of amenities and experiences that make Denver uniquely Denver.

These are the six elements of the Comprehensive Plan 2040 vision, and they inform the long-term goals that will guide our city's future.

Most cities have a comprehensive plan that serves as the community’s broad vision for its future. Comprehensive Plan 2000 has broadly guided Denver’s decisions about land use, mobility, parks, housing, economic growth, arts, culture and sustainability for the last 17 years. Denver has adopted a new comprehensive plan three times since 1977.

Other key citywide plans like Blueprint Denver (2002 land use and transportation plan) and the Game Plan for parks and recreation (2003) are adopted by Denver City Council as supplements to the Comprehensive Plan.

Comprehensive Plan 2000

Next Steps

The plans are available for public review and comment through October 31 at denvergov.org/denveright. A Denveright community night will be held Tues. August 28, 2018 at City Park Pavilion where anyone may learn more about each of the plans. 

Planners will also host office hours throughout the city this fall. After October 31, the draft plans will be revised based on input received. In early 2019, Comprehensive Plan 2040, Blueprint Denver and Game Plan for a Healthy City will go to Denver City Council for review and adoption.

 

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